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Family Fun Fair

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, 10am to 4:30pm.

Join us for our annual Family Fun Fair during the July school holidays!

With Cool 4 Kids, Lino the accordionist, a big LEGO train layout display, train rides, and catering by Scouts and Rotary, it promises to be a great weekend.

Admission prices as follows:

Family - $46 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Adult - $20

Concession - $15

Child (5-15 years) - $10

Child under 5 - free

Members - free

Tickets can be purchased at the museum on the day, or pre-purchased through our booking system. Pre-purchase will be available soon.

A PDF of the flyer for the event can be found here.

The visual guide for the event can be found here.




NRM General Meeting

Wednesday 24 July 2024

7.30pm West Adelaide Football Club

Milner Road Richmond

Note the date change – Wednesday 24 July and NOT the usual Friday 26 July – adjusted to assist people who may be heading to Quorn during Friday for the Pichi Richi Railway 50th anniversary celebrations that weekend.

NRM long term member Damian Franetovic-Hill will provide a snapshot of his time as a Hospitality Attendant working with Great Southern Railway on The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland from 2005 to 2008.




Nominations are now open for those interested in joining the NRM Board. Pursuant to the Rules of the Association Clause 9.3 – three current Board Members (and on this occasion Frank Hussey, Peter McCabe and Bob Sampson) are required to stand down and are eligible for re-election at the next AGM in September 2024.

Nominations for the Board positions must be made in writing on this nomination form provided by the Returning Officer, and this form must bear the signature of the proposer, seconder (who both shall be financial members of the Association) and the candidate.

Nomination forms must be in the hands of the Returning Officer by no later than 8pm at the July General Meeting on Wednesday 24 July 2024.


Please note the car park adjacent to the Museum is now open! Three hour parking limits apply Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, but weekends and public holidays have no limit.


Take a look at the videos on our YouTube page!





We've started a podcast series! You can find our first episodes here. Keep an eye out for new episodes!

In episodes 1 to 3, we interview former South Australian Railways employee, author and owner of one of the largest collections of train orders in the world, John Evans.

In episodes 3 to 6 we interview former South Australian Railways employee Ray Bolt.

In episodes 7 to 8 we interview former South Australian Railways employee Geoff Wilmott.

In episodes 9 to 11 we interview former South Australian Railways employee Howard Luscombe.

In episodes 12 to 14 we interview former South Australian Railways employee Keith Fitzpatrick.

In season 2, episodes 1 to 3 we interview Helen Hill, who worked for a number of railway organisations.

In season 2, episodes 4 to 5 we speak further to John Evans.

In season 2, episodes 6 to 7 we interview former South Australian Railways horse shunter George Wilson.

In season 3, episode 1 we interview former South Australian Railways porter and signalman Morris Broad.


We have a number of oral histories that have not yet been released as podcasts. We also have the full interview of those histories which have been turned into podcasts and could not fit all the content. These are available at the National Railway Museum. Please contact our archives through if you would like to listen to any of these.

Available oral histories include:

Bob Sampson

Brian Fry

Geoff Wilmott

Helen Hill

Howard Luscombe

John Evans

John Wilson

Keith Fitzpatrick

Lud Jucha

Morris Broad

Ray Bolt

Ron Carter

Ron Fluck

Steve Nitsckhe







Visit the NRM

76 Lipson Street
Port Adelaide
South Australia  5015
Open Daily / 10am – 4:30pm





5-15 yrs & with an adult


2 adults & up to 3 children


  • Prices may vary for special events
  • EFTPOS is preferred payment method
  • Open from 12pm on ANZAC Day
  • Closed Christmas Day

Phone: 8341 1690

The National Railway Museum acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. We aim to respect the cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.

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